Why? O.o Does it really matter anyway?
And by ‘Phillipian’ I’m guessing you mean Filipino?
Why? O.o Does it really matter anyway?
(MV screenshot by me.)
김재중. As a 7 year Cassiopeian I have a lot I could say about Kim Jaejoong. I’m really happy that he’s released a solo. It would be an understatement to say I was looking forward to it. Hearing his mini-album [I] would be rock based, I was ecstatic!!! I remember his solo song “Maze” from back when TVfXQ released TRICK… waaay back when I said: “He would do so well with rock songs. Especially J-rock!”. Years later, here we are! Let’s get on with the review then.
Pre-release single. I was speechless. Literally. It was more than amazing! I mean, it’s on replay for me. I’ve listened to it countless times. It’s rock, but softer, like alternative or acoustic, the way it builds… so full of emotion, it reminds me of groups like Dashboard Confessional, The Calling or Lifehouse. I knew his songs would be high quality but I was really blown away. His voice is emotive and soft but still powerful. It really catches your attention! (*inspiration/freedom)
The “title” song. Dynamic, meaningful, beautifully constructed, amazing. What else can I say? I’m not being biased (especially considering my favourite TVfXQ member has always been Changmin). I listened to “Mine” and I was pleasantly surprised that it was on the opposite end of the scale from “One Kiss”. It’s so strong, the guitar just amps up the energy perfectly! Jaejoong’s vocals are perfect for this style! He’s amazingly versatile!!! I’d compare it to 30 Seconds to Mars, Lostprophets, Three Days Grace, maybe some Taking Back Sunday and Evanescence (for the musical content, not the MV), even some Linkin Park! Much heavier stuff really. The meaning is intense and the only part that didn’t surprise me. The way he was chained up, restricted from speaking, lost in the forest, the mask, running alone in the opposite direction… the vampire scenes coupled with the lyrics about “blocking the sunlight”, spreading his wings to fly and the line… “my ocean”. It doesn’t take a genius to get the meaning from that! Awesome debut. (*truth/perseverance)
A lighter type of sad song here really, this displays yet another musical style for Jaejoong. The music in the verses has an almost funk like (?) more unique melody than standard rock, with a feel comparable to the likes of Maroon 5; whereas the choruses pull us back to soft almost ballad type korean songs. This merge of styles makes it really interesting to listen to, it blends so well! And although Jaejoong’s vocals remind me of the good old TVfXQ days, you can hear how much his voice has matured and improved since debut. (*love/hope)
We’re pulled into the acoustic part of rock here (a style I really admire). Jaejoong shows us yet another sub-genre of rock that he can pull off. I really love his voice here; it’s almost hesitant, as if he really is reflecting on the past, acting out the song… re-living the moments. I felt myself tearing up a little bit by this part of the album. I personally love stringed instruments, so this one almost calls out to me. It has elements that really make me think of the past myself. I know Jaejoong is amazing when it comes to ballads, but his voice really rang through to me here. (*reminiscence/melancholy)
Here we slip into the piano led, emotion dripping ballad area of rock. This song adds a new element at each stage, enhancing the overall sound; more instruments, vocal layers, tension, etc. I wanted to say so much about this song… but the words just won’t come to me. Every time I listen to this album I’m speechless. There really isn’t enough words for me to express how good I think it is. The powerful lyrics, the composition… I really wish I could hear these songs live in concert. (*loneliness/loss)
The [*] indicates the feelings and themes I get from the songs, I had to add it to show how intense they really are! But what I really love about this mini album is the absence of “a catchy pop-song to pull you in” because they’re all memorable and give such an impact! Jaejoong showcases his talent to what I would say is the fullest, for the fact that it’s completely on another level; but I still feel like he’s capable of more. Considering the “rock” element - he aced it, and more! He completely exceeded my expectations (which were high anyway), he dominated the charts and he surpassed the j-rock influence and k-pop image to release something that could (in my opinion) easily be integrated in the English-language market. But considering that was just 5 songs and one genre… Kim Jaejoong could quite possibly do any genre. His voice is versatile enough, he’s talented enough, and it would sell. But even with these 5 songs, I want to say: “Kim Jaejoong… thank you for the music. All 7 years of it. Thank you for being an inspiration to me. And Happy Birthday.”
I highly encourage, k-pop fans, TVfXQ fans, Jaejoong fans, rock fans - music fans in general… to listen to this mini-album. I definitely recommend it as a gem of Korean music and a great addition to anyone’s music collection! Support Jaejoong by buying the album, and check out the MV for “Mine” here:
Hey! I’m way behind on the songs I wanted to review, but expect a review of Kim Jaejoong’s “One Kiss”, Infinite H’s “Fly High” album and an overview of songs by Primary & Matsushita Yuya. *Coming Soon*
Feel free to suggest some songs/releases for me to review! ^^
[L>R: Jucy, J-DA, Hayana, Say & Yull] So “EVOL” or Effective Voice Of Ladies… I really anticipated these girls’ music. I’m a Block.B fan, and I like BNS’ overall style. Cho PD really knows what he’s doing (don’t quite get how Lee-U fits in there, but I wish him well! ^^). So let’s check out EvoL’s “Let Me Explode” ne?
[TRACK 1: 폭파해줘 (Let Me Explode)]
Evol’s style is so strong. It’s rare to find a female group in k-pop with rapping as strong as a rap based male group. The lyrics are about claiming originality while copying. The girls talk about how they’ll break the trends and they can’t tell the difference between the others except their “packaging”. They’ve got a lot of confidence singing and rapping about this, and they don’t disappoint. They’re the most original female group (or group in general) I’ve seen in recent k-pop. They don’t try to be cute, or have a ‘sexy concept’ they sing lyrics that matter. There IS a lot of repetition in the song, but the verses and choruses have an interesting flow. It’s a really energetic and strong song!
[TRACK 2: I’m Sorry]
Considering the rap foundation that BNS was built on, you wouldn’t expect such a mellow ballad type song. But if you observe Block.B’s music you’ll see BNS has a lot of music genres to offer, and EvoL is no exception. I like that the rappers can rap with such a deep tone. It creates a nice contrast to the vocalists’ higher tones. It gives the group a little independence! They don’t NEED a male rapper/singer to feature, they can create the perfect balance within their own group. The rapping is soft enough to flow nicely between the vocal verses, and the singing has the perfect level of emotion and beautiful background vocals. Looking at the lyrics, it’s a really emotional love song about a girl being hurt by seeing that the guy she’s interested in likes another girl. EvoL may have a strong image, but it doesn’t mean they can’t excel at sad love ballads! It’s a relaxing song with amazing guitar riffs.
[TRACK 3: Magnet]
A personal favourite! So strong and powerful! The beats of the music are heavy and the rapping matches it well! This song could have easily been dominated by their talented rappers, but the vocalists are powerful and ace the chorus/bridge. You can hear the determination and confidence oozing out if this song!!! Every group should have a song to say “Here we are! We will make it! Keep your eyes on us!” a song to show everyone what they’re all about, and REALLY showcase their talents. And when a song is as good as Magnet is… I really respect the group. The layers of vocals work so well! It’s like an underground rap battle at some parts, then others are like: listen to these vocals and just TRY and beat that then! These girls really sound amazing together. The almost choir like background vocals really bring out the intensity of the song and surprisingly merge well.
[TRACK 4: 우린 좀 달라 (We’re a bit different)] *title song*
It’s a dance/party type song. Not my favourite but still a good song. I’m not crazy about the way the chorus was done, but I like how the rappers’ styles here were like an allusion to the Block.B boys. I really like the way that they didn’t just sing something like: “…boy come and dance with me” like most groups do. Most of them turn it into some flirty/begging song to call some dude. Evol’s song is like: “Girls, it’s okay to be different. Don’t think you have to be so stuck in a certain style, just let yourself go!” They only mention ‘boy’ once just to say “we got flow, be honest boy”. Evol ARE the type of group that should be a role model to girls.
[TRACK 5: 220.127.116.11.5]
This is a really sweet song with some great harmonizing! It’s surprisingly cute and the rapping is just perfect in between. Once again the vocals are strong and emotive and they almost sound like a completely different group! They really did well with this debut, showing that they can handle a range of songs.
So… who’s loving the EVOLution of K-pop girl groups?
So… Brave Girls? I heard they were pretty good. I was reluctant as usual because I don’t like most of the girl groups (for various reasons) but I think they’re becoming more varied these days.
[Mini Album 1: The Difference]
The intro is… interesting? It really kinda introduces the members (vaguely though ^^”).I don’t like “So Sexy”. It’s overly repetitive with not much lyrical content. But… a song I WOULD recommend is “아나요”. It’s a nice slow song, very nice vocals and soft rapping. It’s a nice easy listening song (which I love).
[Mini Album 2: Back To Da Future]
Positive music change in this release! “툭하면 (feat. Skul1)” has a mellow reggae beat throughout which goes well with the girls’ strong vocals. I don’t often hear such varied music styles in MAINSTREAM k-pop to be honest, so it’s a nice break. A personal favourite of mine: “비가 내리면”. It’s one of those really emotive songs that also have a nice dance beat. I love the composition and the lyrics it’s a great song! A nice ballad by Eun Young here “너무 아파 (feat. Maboos)”. I’m always intrigued by groups that release solos early. Sometimes it’s great to showcase their talents, and Eun Young’s voice really deserved the attention! I like how they added the acoustic of “아나요”, it gives the song a different feel!
[Mini Album 3: Re-Issue]
I think they keep improving as they go on! They completely changed their image here and show a strong image for females. Wearing suits doesn’t make them any less feminine and of course it won’t change their vocal or dance ability! The intro is pretty clever. The reference the the 1st release is saying like: “Do you remember us? We’re so different from that now!” The title song: “요즘 너” is epic!!! I was very happy to see the talented backing singers and band actually IN the video (give credit where it’s due ne? ^^) After such a powerful dance song, we need a break ne? And in comes “말 없이” (another favourite of mine). It’s a really nice song that you could relax with, but it’s such a sad song ne~ “I’ll be fine, even if it hurts.” TT^TT The remix of “요즘 너” showcases the lovely vocals in the song in an almost acapella setting (just light piano in the background).
My fave songs: “아나요” + “비가 내리면” + “말 없이”
And of course… here’s the MV for “요즘 너” enjoy!!! ^^
So… anyone feeling better about k-pop girl groups yet?
(First of all, sorry for the giveaway spams… I’m a student; I like free things XD)
So… I listened to APink when they debuted. My first thought: “They’re okay, ^^ I mean… they’re really not bad!” But I actually forgot to go back to their music after a week ._.” (that’s not a reflection on how memorable they were, just a comment on how forgetful I can be XD). So here’s my Apink overview! I’m skipping ‘Skinny Baby’ & ‘Hush’ (to make a long story short - I don’t like them) plus any collaborative songs cuz I don’t know them, and ‘Bubibu (remix)’ since I haven’t heard it yet.
[1st mini-album: Seven Springs Of Apink]
Apink had a really fairytale at the beginning. ‘몰라요’ (I don’t Know) was cute, but I wasn’t keen on the MV personally. ‘It Girl’ actually stood out to me. It was cute, but catchy. ‘Wishlist’ is a nice calm song that flows nicely; I was quite surprised at how vocally strong some of the members are here! ‘Boo’ was very sudden at the end. The intro reminded me of retro videogames. I actually liked all of the songs on this mini album! (That’s quite rare for me, when it comes to girl groups). Though I don’t like the intro.
#Recommending: It Girl
[It Girl Remix Version]
To be honest, ‘It Girl’ was probs my fave on the 1st mini album. I’m not too pleased about the sudden tempo changes at the chorus. The style of the remix is nice, but those tempo changes… kinda mess it up in my opinion. The transition was MUCH better at the last chorus ne.
[2nd mini-album: Snow Pink]
I won’t comment on that name! XDDD Anyway… I get a very SNSD style from this one. (@Pinkpandas - That is the fan name right? ^^” - I’m NOT saying Apink copied. I don’t consider my self a S♥ne, a casual fan at best ne. @S♥nes - I’m NOT comparing which group is better, just saying the MUSIC/VOCAL style is reminiscent of SNSD. And we all know it’s the company that picks the music! The groups RARELY get any input in most mainstream k-pop. It’s all about what sells.) Back to the songs. I really like ‘MY MY’!!! I blame F.CUZ for reminding me to check out this mini album! XDDD Vocals are great here (I’m not going to ask about the snow reference XD). I actually found the MV entertaining too! XD ‘Yeah’ has that stylish 8bit/retro-game sound again! I REALLY like this one! I mean I caught myself dancing to it the other day “oh! oh oh~ yeah-yeah-yeah~ yeah yeah!” ♥♥♥ ‘꿈결처럼’ (Dream-like) fits the title well. It’s a really nice dreamy type ballad. I was *again* pleasantly surprised at the vocal skills! I haven’t heard a lot about their reputation besides “cute style” to be honest, but it’s a great song. ‘Prince’ brings us back to the fairytale theme, but… “Eommaya~! Aniya~!” the lyrics of this song made me laugh SO MUCH!!! XD
[1st Album: Une Annee]
That ‘Une Annee’ intro… *cringes* I’m sorry but I don’t like these Apink intros. They make no sense to me! ^^” ‘고양이’ is so ace! The music sounds cat-like!!! It’s so perfect! The subtle rapping adds to the stylishness of the song~ ^^ Now… ‘April 19th’ is a very strong ballad (slightly reminiscent of the older girl groups of k-pop). I like the variety of tones in the members’ vocals. With a song like this, I think they’d really excel in Japan if they’re given the chance. ‘Bubibu’ brings us back to “cute style” I like it, but I wish they’d stop putting in that “Dear boy…” line! XD I can see why they chose this to promote. It’s cute, catchy, fun, memorable, even the lyrics are cutesy… it’s something you’d play when you’re having a bad day, to pick up your mood. ‘Step’ is quite different from every other song they ever did. It reminds me of an old, quite mellow song; somewhere waaaaay in the back of my mind. It’s a great “easy-listening” song ne. When I heard ‘I Got You’ I was surprised Apink were getting a dance song. It’s not bad really. The really high “I got you~!” part at the end of the chorus reminds me of someone… is it Banana Girl? O.o I’m not like a BIG fan of this song, but it’s okay. ‘Up To The Sky’ is another dance song, but it has more energy and feel to it! I like the rapping, it’s great how they use it sparingly, not just cram rap in just cuz they have a rapper! To be honest, I had been waiting to see a B2ST feature in an Apink SONG (not just MV). Junhyung to be specific. Junhyung was most likely. I was expecting more… words? XD He only did the intro!!! Another dance song, ‘Boy’ sounds really retro… like disco retro. It’s not bad, but it kinda pales in comparison to ‘Up To The Sky’ (as does ‘I Got You’)
#Recommending: ‘고양이’ + ‘Step’ + ‘Up To The Sky’
So… what are your thoughts on APink?
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[Left: Kiggen | Middle: Sanchez | Right: Hanhae] This might be one of my last reviews this summer (or even this year? >.< I’ve been quite busy/distracted this summer, I know I should have done more OTL). But I wanted to make sure I promoted PHANTOM because they’re a great group!!! ^o^
[TRACK 1: Phantom City (feat. As One)]
I like the little announcement at the beginning (to be honest I don’t know what most of it meant. I understood “지금 팬텀 시티.” XDDD) Anyways, I LOVE this song! The chorus is so stylish! I couldn’t stop singing it “Phantom City baby~ every city we go… we gon’ take them down.” I like Hanhae’s verse. His style isn’t generic, which is why I became a fan when I heard his mixtape. There’s a lot of emphasis in his words, so you really feel the impact of the lyrics. Kiggen’s rapping has that Japanese influence which gives him a unique edge. As a fan of Japanese music too, I really appreciate the flow he adds to the group. Contrary to a lot of k-pop, Phantom don’t over use English; Sanchez is usually the one to add an English verse. His accent makes the English flow fluidly into the Korean, which I like! It’s more appealing than when the English is staggered as it often seems awkward. I like the overall message of the song, it’s like we’re here and we’ll fight to the top!
I just have this to say: 파이팅 Phantom!!! (^o^)v
This is one of my fave songs EVER! ♥
[TRACK 2: Burning] *title song*
This song has more of a standard format (verse-to-chorus / vocal-to-rap ratio) but it doesn’t make it any less interesting. As I said before, the blend of the member’s voices = pure genius! Seriously, I’ve been listening to their stuff since before the 1st teaser (19 song) I mean, Hanhae’s mixtape, Sanchez’ projects and Kiggen’s Hybrefine… nothing could prepare you for the epic range that is showcased in Phantom City. The music is soft in the verses so that you hear the fullness of the lyrics, then it picks up and gives the choruses a strong impact! The layered vocals and harmonies work so well. Another great song here!
[TRACK 3: Homeground (feat. Verbal Jint & Swings)]
Another one of my favourites! Who else loves Homeground? I like some of Verbal Jint’s stuff and I’ve heard a few features by Swings so that was a total bonus! I have to just say… I love the fact they have Japanese, Korean & English in this song! Songs should mix languages more often! I’m a fan of music AND languages so… WIN!!! XD I understood a lot of this song thanks to my previous Japanese and Korean lessons. I love the explanations and the Hometown pride!
I’d love to do a cover version with 4 other K-pop fans, talking about our own hometowns. The music sounds almost experimental in some parts, I really like the composition!
[TRACK 4: 미역국 (Seaweed Soup)]
Okay, I might as well say every song is one of my faves! XD This song is so cute! Phantom pull out hardcore rapping with deep lyrics, then give us a super 귀여운 song like this? That is what I look for in a group; variety! The vocals and rapping are light and soft like the music, creating a warm dreamy feeling. The piano intro is quite sweet. This song actually reflects real life… sometimes your obligations in life cause you to forget things like (in this case) a loved one’s birthday. My birthday is coming up soon, and I’ll be playing this song the day after… knowing that there’s an event I really want to go to in Japan. TT^TT
[TRACK 5: 어딘데 (Where You At?)]
어딘데 is quite mellow. It’s another cute song, but I really love the emotion in this one! The contrast of Sanchez’ strong high notes with Kiggen’s smooth deep voice and Hanhae’s versatile vocals fitting right in the middle, it creates a perfect balance. As you listen to it the song gets better and better, reaching a crescendo and ending softly.
[TRACK 6: Ice]
Ice a.k.a: Ice Point!!! This song, seriously this song… I remember hearing about Phantom getting the contract with Hite. I’d heard plenty of CF songs (I like a lot of them) and the last Hite one I heard was by Big Bang. It wasn’t bad, the video was hyped too; so I was eager to see what Phantom had in store for us! I NEVER expected to hear DuckSauce! XDDD I’m sure most people know DuckSauce’s Barbara Streisand?
I know I spent hours on the Wii trying to master it on Just Dance!Well… Phantom managed to make it even more: dance, party, fun, summer, epic than ever before!!! Anyone need a pick-me-up song? This is the one! Just party! “It’s going down we gon’ party till midnight! It’s going down 세상을 얼려버려!” ♪┗(＾0＾)┓♪┏(＾0＾)┛♪
[TRACK 7: 얼굴 뚫어지겠다 (Hole In Your Face) (Re-Mastering Version)]
I’ve loved this song since it came out last year!
I’ve tried singing it but I seriously can’t do it justice. I’ll never be able to upload a cover.This song has everything! Metaphorical lyrics, perfect rap and vocal transitioning, harmonies, catchy melody and the music matches nicely. I can’t praise this song enough!!! Just listen to it and you’ll understand why I’m so speechless.
[TRACK 8: Burning (instrumental)]
Well, that’s my review! Check out the MV for Burning here:
Sooo~ what did YOU think of Phantom City? ^^
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“Silently… Loving More And More”
This drama… I want to thank everyone who made this drama. Especially the amazing performances by Rainie Yang, George Hu and Jiro Wang. I’ll keep this short. I loved it. The emotions were so real. I cried while watching the penultimate (2nd to last) episode. TT^TT Sometimes I just have too much empathy ^^” There was a realism in this drama that really amazed me, I thought it would just be a comedy. The end was wow… 8’] But there’s one thing I want to say.
To all of the fellow fangirls (and to the fanboys) out there…
Please watch this drama. If you call yourself a fan, you must be able to understand why Momo does these things for MARS in the drama ne? Those people you admire, maybe just listen to or watch on TV; or maybe even have a crush on… they are just as human as you. When you’re watching a music video, remember to watch the BTS video (behind the scenes) and see how hard they worked to get that result. When you’re in school or uni or whatever and you’re thinking: “This is hard” or “I want to give up” or “I really can’t do this, I can’t reach my dream” remember that you felt that way. Remember it when you watch your idol proudly stand on stage and perform with every ounce of effort they have. Remember it and think: “they must have felt the same way at some point… but they never gave up”. Every time you cheer on your fave group and vote for them… don’t forget that you have what it takes too, and there’s always someone to cheer you on.
We’re all human. ♥
Hello Ninja Theory… I see you’ve upgraded the gameplay ne? I accept it, it looks much better yes… but I’m still not impressed. His character design still sucks! And what? You think loading on the swearing makes hardcore characters or a really cool game? I’m not saying Dante NEVER swore but come on… even the other dude seemed like he was TOTALLY putting it on! It’s almost as bad as the pizza scene in the last video!!! (that was obviously only to bring in more perverted fangirls that already think that “that guy is so hot!” what’s wrong with them? *Ugh… how repulsive* >.>) Oh~ and the whole “masked message” let’s play a game thing? Seen it too many times before: SAW, Liar Game… I just hope you have something original hidden behind that “Demon Takover” storyline ¬.¬” Also… did I see Dante get his white hair in that? Keke~ had to give in to the fans a little ne? XDDD
By the way, who’s DMC-Dante’s voice actor? O.O
That voice is very familiar but… different? O.o
Seriously I don’t care what people say about “the haters” (aka, people who don’t like THIS Dante) But that’s my point anyway! He’s NOT the original Dante, if he’s even Dante at all he’s a different one that doesn’t fit in with the original Devil May Cry games (which is why this is called DMC not Devil May Cry 5). So… I have the right to dislike him if I want (yeah I don’t HATE him, I have no reason to yet). Plenty of people HATE Raiden, even though his character design has gotten much better and his story is actually believable!!! I think they’re still bitter that Solid Snake wasn’t the main playable character in MGS2. I didn’t like the idea of not playing as Solid Snake either!!! Raiden looked like a flower boy (please note. I do not use this term to mean a guy who is good looking… I use it to refer to a feminine guy. XDDD) and yeah I didn’t think Raiden would be a good character when I saw him. But after playing I became a total Raiden fan! *he’s not better than Solid Snake, but he’s a damn good cybernetic samurai ninja mercenary!!!* XDDDDD So I’m not saying I won’t give this dude a chance. Those people saying: “change is always a good thing” it’s not ALWAYS a good thing. Positive progression yes, change no. Things CAN change for the worse. Ever heard of the government? If change was ALWAYS good, wouldn’t we simply pick something different each time, rather than the one we think will actually keep the country at it’s best? #MakeItRight people! XDDD
I want to address 2 more isssues, of incorrect comments I’ve seen VERY often:
“This new guy is schizophrenic so he thinks he’s Dante.” - people… you REALLY need to look up that word!!! A schizophrenic is not someone with multiple personality and/or an identity disorder. That is a completely separate issue. I can’t believe even TV gets this wrong!!! ¬.¬
“This Dante is such an emo.” - These days emo has been used as an insulting term to call anyone who likes rock music or anyone even slightly depressed. Emo music is basically more emotional within the lyrics/performance and does not just focus on negative emotions and aspects of life such as depression, self harming and suicidal thoughts. But even if it was… does that REALLY describe the guy in DMC? Think about it. *puh~leaze* >.> Most people just use the word ‘emo’ as an insult to people… the same way they’ll say: ‘oh you’re so gay’ when they don’t mean homosexual. Man he doesn’t even dress “stereotypically emo”!!! HE dresses like a modified version of Dante!!!
The last thing I want to address, is The Dante of DMC’s personality. The reason I’m currently disassociating him from Dante is: If Dante is a rebel (which we all know he is XD) and this one is supposed to be an even more “rebellious teen” type… why isn’t he disputing that guy’s claim? That random guy (the masked person narrating most of the new trailer) is claiming he’s THEIR (the humans’ I guess…?) weapon? Dante becomes a FREELANCE demon hunter when he’s older… why would he let someone go around claiming he’s theirs when he’s more rebellious and hormone driven? Even if he’s helping them, he’d have his own reasons and wouldn’t be claimed like a prize or owned like a puppy! He works only for his cause, or sometimes due to his actual humankindness! (LOL! HUMANS + KIND = oxymoronic phrase XDDDD but I digress) Dante is an ANTIHERO.
A last message from me (since LOTS of people think I pretty much hate everything… *sigh*): Liking EVERYTHING just shows you have no standards and no mind of your own. And just because you dislike or have no opinion on something, it doesn’t mean you hate it to the core. And being passionate about what you like or believe in, does NOT mean you are obsessive and/or closed minded. Life is about the good and the bad, so just accept that there has to be a balance of both!! We all have opinions……. if we have brains! >D
I’ve got to be honest… I’m not that much of a Teen Top fan. There’s moments when they’re amazing and others when I’m disappointed. We’ve seen Teen Top debut and always come back with a catchy and memorable title song (though “Crazy” wasn’t as memorable for me personally), and they DEFINATELY haven’t let us down this time!
“To You” starts off with a kind of retro sound (YES RETRO!!! MY WEAKNESS! XDDD). The ‘Oooooh~ ooooh~’ eases you into the song and gives a soft dance feel (but the ‘to you’ part sounds a little like ‘do you’ X’]). FINALLY Changjo gets a verse… his voice deserves it!!! He starts the song with such a smooth tone and the transition is perfect. The little music cut part just enhances the song! And when we hit the “매일 매일” (“everyday”) part… it’s too late to turn back!!! The song only gets better! The harmonies come in, leading us into the rap. The song is pretty soft in general, but the raps aren’t too over-powering!!! The vocal style at the end of both raps, make a perfect balance.
The MV, that music video……… my first reaction was: “OH MY ASDFGHJKL!!! Oh my asdfghjkl TIN TAP UPGRADED!!!! Seriously… I really can’t even!” Remember… I’m not much of a Teen Top fan! I listen to ‘Supa Luv’ and ‘향수 뿌리지마’ casually, I REALLY like ‘Beautiful Girl’, ‘First Kiss’ and ‘Girlfriend’… ‘Angel’ and ‘춤춰’ are good too. But I really don’t count them as a MAIN group that I listen to.
L.joe actually says the whole thing at the end of the song!!! XD)
So… yeah! I never expected to go on about Teen Top for so long! XD
So… when it started, I was enjoying the music. Nodding my head a little bit until it cut. Slightly disappointed, but I pretty much expected it. After the music builds… you see the room for the main group dance cuts. That room…….. SO BEAUTIFUL!!! OH MY GOSH~ O.O I LOVE the camera angles and scene cuts for this MV!!! Once the dance started… I was blown away buy how much Teen Top had improved! I never thought much of their dancing before really. The chorus of “박수” was so easy, even I could do it…“Supa Luv” was only slightly harder. “향수 뿌리지마” was much better but now To You is just…. WOW!!! The moves are pretty old school~ but Teen Top do it well, and with style! To be honest… Changjo stole the show! X’D His dancing was so smooth yet sharp! I actually don’t like Chunji… but he really pulled off the dance move in his solo shot! Ricky was pretty good too~ but Changjo’s slick dance slide was epic though!!! I could have done without the drama scenes… the story was bland (all 6 of them after one girl that either rejected or never wanted them, there wasn’t much thought put into it) and that mini fight scene with L.joe and Chunji was very anti-climactic ne? >.> I demand a dance MV!!! XDDD *and I hate CAP’s hairstyle… just saying* That jacket move in the chorus at “니가 알리 없잖아” is slightly funny… but I think it works well! X’]
Here’s the MV~ enjoy!!! ^^
I was so happy to hear that the M.I.B boys are back!!! Personally I find them to be a perfect escape from the typical “k-pop sound” that we’re bombarded with. Yes I love k-pop but MOST “k-pop fans” are simply that: K-POP fans… not Korean Music fans. And even then, most only listen to SM, YG & JYP (with Cube, Pledis, FNC & DSP as secondaries). *I just sigh* M.I.B are from Jungle ent. A company with more TRUE hip-hop and RnB than most idol stars would dream of. I’ve been an M.I.B fan since the beginning and only now have I just realised…
New male group *again* this year~
VIXX: Value In Excelsis (at this point I can’t even comment… ^^”)
Members: 6 [L>R] Line1: N - Hongbin - Ravi
[L>R] Line 2: Leo (his face is covered OTL) - Ken - Hyuk
Released songs: “Super Hero” & “Starlight”
*Click “read more” for the reviews…
So… I just recieved a message from a friend on tumblr:
[Click the pic for her amazing tumblr~ ^^]
Basically… if it’s Pokemon… then I’m interested!!! >D
Yah!!! Who was laughing when the Jigglypuff song came on?
I should just… >.>
Seriously though, I was listening to the music waiting for the orchestra to start. Then realisation hit!!! They are the ones playing it! XDDD This is some of THE MOST epic music of my life. It’s so perfect I could almost cry… TT^TT in fact, I nearly did. That vid is one of the most beautiful things I have ever witnessed. 8’]
Any Pokemon trainers out there? What you do think of it? ^^
ブラザー☆ビート [Brother Beat]
Final impression: 家族の絆!!! ヽ(●ﾟ´Д｀ﾟ●)ﾉﾟ
My rating: 10/10
Dorky dongsaeng!!! XDDD
Maybe this will refresh your memory: